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AAA reports increasing gas prices in Richmond area

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Gas prices are on the rise, just in time for the next round of holiday travel. Millions of people are expected to hit the road this weekend.

In the Richmond area, gas prices are up an average of 12 cents per gallon in a week, from $3.10 to $3.22.

NBC12 talked to drivers from Florida headed North and drivers traveling from New York and New Jersey headed South. And how drivers felt about gas prices, largely depended on where they were coming from and where they were going.

Driving around, we found prices ranging from $3.29 to $3.13.

"This one's gone up 3 cents since yesterday," said Steven Ganzert. "The one in Chester is $3.25 and I just filled up in Dinwiddie at $2.99."

But for many, filling up in Virginia is still a bargain.

"For us, $3.17 is cheaper than the $3.33 that I left!" said one driver. "So it's cheaper in Virginia for me."

"It's a lot cheaper," added Paul Day. "We're paying up there I think $3.79, which is way more than here."

To make the most of your gas, AAA has several tips.

Among them, check your tire pressure regularly, change the oil, check and replace air filters, don't overload your vehicles with holiday packages, and drive responsibly. Aggressive driving can lower your gas mileage by as much as 33 percent on highways, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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